Actor Ranveer Singh, who will soon be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, said that he always wanted to play the role of a warrior onscreen.
Bajirao Mastani casts Ranveer as Maratha leader Peshwa Bajirao I, Deepika Padukone as his warrior queen Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as his first wife Kashibai.
“At a critical stage of my career, I have given more than one year to a project and haven’t done anything else. Also, I went bald. This project has taken so much time. You could do three films meanwhile. It’s a big gamble. It’s a risk. But, somewhere I knew that it would pay off. It will be worth the effort,” said Ranveer.
“When I decided to do it, a lot of well-wishers asked me if I was sure about doing the film. And now that the trailer is out, they see it and understand why I did it,” added Ranveer.
The Gunday actor said that he always wanted to play a warrior and a gangster onscreen.
“I always wanted to play the character of a yodha. I also want to play a gangster. But in my eighth film, I got a chance to play a mahayodha. It is a moment of joy. My name is Ranveer and it means yodha, warrior. I think I was born to play this part. I like the genre of historical drama. So, I was waiting to do a film like this. I was excited about it,” said Ranveer.
“When I heard the script, I understand that it’s a challenge as there are war sequences, emotional drama and the canvas is huge. All of this is going to be difficult and will require a lot of hard work. There is no simple day. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, everything is grand and huge. It’s like getting ready used to take two and a half hours,” added Ranveer. Ranveer also said that there is no formula for success.
“Nobody has a formula to know what is going to be a success or what is not going to be a success. You should trust your creative instincts. I was very excited about this film as it’s a powerful story,” said Ranveer.
Bajirao Mastani is scheduled to release on December 18.